Cullen

The Consultation Letters of Dr William Cullen (1710-1790) at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

 

[Case ID:2326]: Case of Miss Wood who is debilitated by a cough developing into a serious lung condition suspected of being tubercular.

Documents in this case

4 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:3508] 
Letter from Robert Somerville, concerning Miss Wood, the daughter of Mr Wood from Gifford. She has been been ill for 15 months, and he suspects tubercles on the lungs. Two of her brothers have died in the past 2 years, one, aged 17, from phthisis. Her father proposes to bring her to consult Cullen 'tomorrow', presumably bringing his letter. 1? May? 1789
 
[DOC ID:5816] 
Reply headed 'For Miss Wood', after her visit to Cullen (either the same or the previous day), and probably addressed and given to her father. Cullen provides a regimen, including advice on taking mare's milk, and a perpetual issue on the breast. 3 May 1789
 
[DOC ID:3516] 
Letter from Robert Somerville, concerning Miss Wood, whose condition has improved following a bout of pneumonia, which he has treated with bleeding and blistering. He also mentions using the Arabic Decoction when he suffered from cough and diarrhœa himself, and seeks advice from Cullen (whose student he was) on using it in this case. 16 May 1789
 
[DOC ID:6285] 
Letter, for Dr Robert Somerville, concerning Miss Wood. Cullen concludes she is suffering from phthisis, based on the history of the family. He advises that he continue to observe her and inform him of any occurrence 'which may decide either in one way or another'. He sends his regards to the family. 18 May 1789
 

People involved in this case

6 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 4309] Dr Robert Somerville (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 4310] Mr William Wood (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 4311] Miss Wood (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 4312] Mr Wood (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 4313] Mr William Wood (Professor Cullen)

Unique Places linked to this Case

4 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Haddington Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Place Gifford Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

Places and role of place

7 found.

TypeRoleSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificPlace of WritingCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Writing Haddington Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter Haddington Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Gifford Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Haddington Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain